Mannix is called in the middle of the night by an acquaintance, Pete Neal, and offered $1,000 to protect a man named Frank Devereau just until the following morning. Devereau is carrying $250,000, but he and Neal insist that the money is not stolen. Suddenly a car swerves by, shots ring out, Neal is killed, and the car disappears with both the money and Neal's body. Then Devereau runs off, too, leaving Mannix to report the shooting and disappearance of the money to the police with no other witnesses, no physical evidence, and no explanation where Devereau got such a large amount of money.
Did You Know?
Although it was established that Mrs. Johnson's phone was disconnected, Mrs. Devereaux was able to place a call and the phone was ringing while Mannix and Mrs. Johnson were in the basement. When the camera gave a tighter shot of the phone the number on the dial was 311-555-2368 which was the same number seen on other phones (including one in the office at Intertect) in earlier weeks. See more